Two computers on one DONGLE???


F

Frank

I have a program which require a Dongle and it runs now on one computer.



As I have two computers side by side I wonder whether it would be possible
to run the program on the two computers using one Dongle.



The computers are networked via a netgear router FR114P with printer
connection.



I would be grateful if any one could advice me on this.
 
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K

kenny

According to that logic:
why dont you share the dongle on the internet so that everyone can run the
application?
 
S

Shenan Stanley

Frank said:
I have a program which require a Dongle and it runs now on one
computer.
As I have two computers side by side I wonder whether it would be
possible to run the program on the two computers using one Dongle.

The computers are networked via a netgear router FR114P with printer
connection.

I would be grateful if any one could advice me on this.
The "dongle" is a form of licensing. Pretty much saying you have one
license and can use this application on any ONE machine with the dongle
attached. What you are effectively trying to do is negate the dongle
protection - and while this can undoubtedly be done - this is not the forum
for this.

Before you argue that this is not what you are trying to do - while it may
not have been your actual intention - it would be the end result.
 
F

Frank

You'r right why pay double

I use the program for less than 30% for what it has been designed for, so
two times 30 is 60% so i still pay too much
 
J

Jupiter Jones [MVP]

Frank;
Contact the manufacturer for options.
Make your point to them and convince them of your views...
....Or use a different product with licensing more suited to your needs.
 
S

Shenan Stanley

Frank said:
I have a program which require a Dongle and it runs now on one
computer.
As I have two computers side by side I wonder whether it would be
possible to run the program on the two computers using one Dongle.

The computers are networked via a netgear router FR114P with printer
connection.

I would be grateful if any one could advice me on this.
Shenan said:
The "dongle" is a form of licensing. Pretty much saying you have one
license and can use this application on any ONE machine with the
dongle attached. What you are effectively trying to do is negate
the dongle protection - and while this can undoubtedly be done -
this is not the forum for this.

Before you argue that this is not what you are trying to do - while
it may not have been your actual intention - it would be the end
result.
You're right, why pay double?

I use the program for less than 30% for what it has been designed
for, so two times 30% is 60%- so I still pay too much
Perhaps you would be better off finding software more suited to what you are
trying to do.

Although - almost all software - likely your OS included - is not going to
be utilized fully by you. How often do you use the Local Policy MMC?
Scheduled Tasks? Any of the Admistrator tools? You porobably don't use
your OS for more than 75% (if that much) of its features.
 
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Jupiter Jones [MVP]

"well trained..."
I just respect the agreements I enter.
If I do not accept an agreement, I go elsewhere.
I learned long before Microsoft existed to keep agreements I accept.
It has nothing to do with "Billy" (whomever that may be).
If abiding by an agreement is not your intention, you are asking in the
wrong place.
Perhaps if you were a software developer, you would see differently.
Do you allow others to take whatever you produce and pay you if and when
they desire?
Or does this apply to others and not to you?
 
S

Shenan Stanley

Frank said:
Both you "Ms MVP" are well trained by Billy the money gulper
Actually - I could care less what you, microsoft or anyone else does - and
since this discussion has nothing to do with Microsoft at all - but with
some unidentified application you don't know how to utilize more than 30% of
but you admit to paying too much for and are afraid to contact said
manufacturer for options about - opinions about Microsoft are irrelevant,
eh?
 
Y

Yves Leclerc

This type of dongle is a security key. Without it, the software will run
with reduced feature or not at all. This question needs to be directed to
the software manufacturer. You are only "entitled" to use the software
based on the license agreement. You do not own it.
 
G

GreenieLeBrun

Frank said:
I have a program which require a Dongle and it runs now on one computer.



As I have two computers side by side I wonder whether it would be possible
to run the program on the two computers using one Dongle.



The computers are networked via a netgear router FR114P with printer
connection.



I would be grateful if any one could advice me on this.
We have two pieces of software here that require dongles, one
(MacPlasMap - a microbial plasmid mapping program) is a single user
license and will not run unless the dongle is physically connected to
that machine, the software can be installed on other machine but is
usless without the dongle and the dongle cannot be shared over the
network.

The other piece of software is Sequencher (a DNA sequence analysis
package) this is a three user network licence, the dongle resides on
one machine and the software on about thirty others, when you wish to
use Sequencher it checks with the dongle to see how many other people
are using it concurrently, and if there are fewer then three permission
is granted to use the software, if the three licenses are in use you
can use the software in demo mode where you cannot save or print your
work.

Read your license conditions, you will probably find that the software
can only be used on the machine that the dongle is attached to, if that
is the case you probably can have the software installed on other
machine and move the dongle from machine to machine.
 
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I have a program which require a Dongle and it runs now on one computer.



As I have two computers side by side I wonder whether it would be possible
to run the program on the two computers using one Dongle.



The computers are networked via a netgear router FR114P with printer
connection.



I would be grateful if any one could advice me on this.
I know this is an old topics, however visit www.smartlogicltd.com website for solution.

I hopr this helps

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